Scientists are at long last starting to get a handle on the imbalance between Alzheimer’s diagnoses in females and men. Generally, approximately 2/3 of people with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female, and as researchers start to better understand the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and the particular nuances behind this pattern, we are able to begin to target them.
As reported by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Director of Scientific Engagement, Rebecca Edelmayer, “Women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease as both persons living with the disease and as caregivers of those with dementia. Over the last three years, the Alzheimer’s Association has invested $3.2 million into 14 projects looking at sex differences for the disease and some of the findings today may explain risk, prevalence, and rate of decline for women.”
The longstanding theory has long been that females merely have a greater than anticipated lifespan, and we understand that Alzheimer’s is more widespread as people get older. Even so the theory has changed to incorporate the following further determinants:
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